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A CHALLENGE TO ALL. BATH BOMB PRESS

Discussion in 'Other Builds' started by GrayUK, Nov 25, 2017.

  1. GrayUK

    GrayUK Openbuilds Team Elder
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    Okay Guys. Here's a challenge. :)
    Can we design a bath bomb press, similar to, but not necessarily the same, as the one shown here, but out of Openbuilds parts? :rolleyes: I should be able to get some parts 3d Printed where needed.



    I think we can, and for a lot less than the sample supplied, which costs $550. :banghead:
    I will have a go at designing one in Sketchup, but would be greatful for any ideas or suggestions in this area.:thumbsup:


    Cheers
    Gray
     
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  2. Rick 2.0

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    Y'all don't have Harbor Freight do you?
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    But seriously, what you're seeking is not all that difficult. You will probably want to dumb-down the screw a bit. I would probably go with a standard M8 thread. And keep the side supports in tight. This will take bending of the top and bottom rails out of the equation.
     
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  3. Rick 2.0

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    Here would be my suggestion. Not fully detailed but you get the idea.

    Bath Bomb Press.jpg

    Provide a threaded nut just inside the top plate of the double'd C-Beam ram.
     

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    Wow! Just googled "bath bomb." I never knew such an industry existed. When I read the words "Bath Bomb" in the title, I was thinking somewhere along the lines of a lit M80 firecracker being flushed down the toilet. I was curious as to where the "Press" part of the title came in.
     
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  5. GrayUK

    GrayUK Openbuilds Team Elder
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    Giarc.
    Just don't say, "Bath Bomb", and "Unicorn" in the same breath, or you can't help making money!!! :):):thumbsup:
    Gray
     
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    I found this post because I was looking for a way to make a bath bomb press for my business. I have been looking at this Electra Press. I like that it doesn't need a compressor and that it's fairly compact. I have a small area near my bedroom where I work. I can't have something huge or loud. I was going to wing it like I do with most things, but I didn't even know where I could find whatever that part is in the middle that does the actual pressing. I'm very interested in learning how to make a press like this or better. Many in my business or in thw hobby would be very interested. It would be great if it went a bit faster and if it could do a few tiny bath bombs at once for use as embeds to put in the bigger bombs to shoot colors.

    What kinds of machines, materials, or tools might I need? I'm a total newbie at all of this. Thanks so much.
     
  7. GrayUK

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    Apart from Rick's contribution, there has been no further progress at the moment. :(
    You will need SketchUp to view the design supplied by him. :)
    It was just something I tossed into the pot to see what would come out.
    It is something I will be investigating in 2018, as "she who must be obeyed" is looking at spending a lot of money on what is really a simple machine. :banghead:
    Gray
     
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    I'm so glad you're looking into this further. There is a big need for this machine, and I'm glad your partner or spouse knows all about bath bombs. She will know the features that makers are looking for. I hope it will be more cost effective than the other available presses. It looks simple, but I haven't actually built machines besides very simple ones in kits with my kids when they were very young. I don't know what the parts are called to make one, but I do think I can learn. The molds seem more difficult because they're made with very strong plastic or aluminum. I suppose I could make sure to make the machine work with the molds already being sold if I saw how they attached.

    I'm using a Nash Deliverance bait ball maker for most of my bath bombs now. It's great, but eventually I get tired of pushing the mold together.

    I'm so glad I found this website. I'm looking into making a vacuum former for making my own plastic soap and lotion bar molds. I saw that somebody made a post about it with a video.
     
  9. GrayUK

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    The trouble is, it's the molds that cost a fortune. :(
    It could be the case of finding someone to CNC you a mold out of a hard plastic.
    I'm sure if you supplied the design in SketchUp, which is free, someone would make it for you, at a reasonable price. :)
    It is something else I will get into when I've built my new machine.
    Molds would be easy enough to make, even as the first stage towards a silicon mold.
    You could design your own personal molds with your hobby name in the soap. Well, that's what the wife wants.
    Gray
     
  10. Jane Baldwin

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    Forgive me if I have oversimplified this subject but have done some research as I’d like a press of my own and am about to embark on this route in hopes of achieving this. The website www.wildwoodbathco.com has quite a selection of 3D printed molds very reasonably priced, avg $25 and this glorified can crusher appears to provide the leverage needed for compression.
     

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  11. GrayUK

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    Thanks Jane. I'm gonna Bookmark this site, :thumbsup: I don't think my other half has seen it.
    But Shoosh about the press. :zipit: She is into soaps, and Shower Vapours, as more people have showers, than baths, these days, so the pressure is off with the bath bombs for now. :thumbsup:
    Thanks for the tag though. Please keep us informed on how it goes. :D
    Gray
     
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  12. Jane Baldwin

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    A gadget called a mooncake press, lots of gram sizes, does fantastic for shower steamers but the pressure will be back on for a press as the idea of shampoo bars strikes her...I am experiencing the same tribulations as your other half...Thanks for the encouragement! I’ll keep posting on progress.
    Jane
     

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